The World's Oldest Aircraft Carrier To Be Converted Into A Maritime Museum In Mumbai

Apurva posted on 29 November

What A Comeback

INS Viraat, the world's oldest aircraft carrier that served the Indian Navy tirelessly for 30 years is now set to make a comeback. 

A high-power committee was formed on Tuesday by the Maharashtra Government that is headed by the Chief Secretary to ensure smooth and successful implementation of the conversion of INS Viraat into a museum and tourism centre.

Having been decommissioned in 2017, Viraat is currently docked at Mumbai's Naval dockyard. As per this report, Viraat is India's first decommissioned aircraft carrier that is being converted into a museum and tourist attraction. It is said that once converted, Viraat will host activities such a adventure sports, a luxury hotel, a cafeteria and scuba diving too {you can read the full report here}.

Let's hope that the project materializes and Viraat joins the fleet of only seven other aircraft carriers in the world that have been converted into museums, luxury hotels and theme parks.